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September 2016

Harvey’s Brewery: Seasonal Beer Tasting

September 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Unwin Arms at Harveys Depot, Davey's Lane, Brooks Road
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2BQ United Kingdom
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£16.50

A seasonal beer tasting in our on-site pub and training room, the Unwin Arms. Join beer experts Edmund Jenner and Robin Thorpe for a tasting, some nibbles and a talk on Harvey’s award-winning ales, with particular emphasis on Autumn seasonals.

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Improving with Age: Celebrating the Mutton Renaissance

September 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Roebuck Inn, Lewes Road
Laughton, East Sussex BN8 6BG United Kingdom
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£45

“Mutton is to lamb what a millionaire uncle is to his poverty-stricken nephew,” said 18th Century actor, Des Essarts (1740-1793). The Roebuck has joined with some of our favourite suppliers for this celebration of British Farming, Cookery and Hospitality. Learn about this underrated meat with…

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Meet the Brewer: Mark Berry of Gun Brewery

September 28, 2016
The Brewers Arms, 91 High Street
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XN United Kingdom
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£10

We are delighted to have Mark Berry of Gun Brewery, Gun Hill, give an informal talk and tasting of their cask and key-keg beers. Also, throughout Octoberfeast we will be offering, in association with Richards’ Butchers, a variety of foot-long sausages! £10pp to include 2…

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The Butcher, The Farmer & The Cook

September 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Riverside, Cliffe High Street
Lewes, BN7 2RE United Kingdom
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£5

Lewes butchers and farmers Maxine and Ivan May of Mays’ Farm Cart, Danny Lidgate (fifth generation butcher), and food writer Hattie Ellis talk about the best cuts for the best meat dishes, how good farming adds flavour and nutrition to meat, how to get the…

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October 2016

Lewes Labour Party: Food Glorious Food. Why Is What We Eat Political?

October 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phoenix Centre, 26 Malling Street
Lewes, BN7 2RD United Kingdom
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FREE

Join guest speakers, Josh Sutton, author of Food Worth Fighting For and Robin van Creveld, founder of Community Chef, for a discussion about the politics of food. Doors open at 7pm for a tasting of Seven Sisters’ Spices food. All welcome. Disabled access. For more…

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The Hearth: Grain, Ale, Bread

October 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hearth Pizzeria, Eastgate
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2LP United Kingdom
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£10

Join Master Baker Michael Hanson (The Hearth) and Master Brewer Edmund Jenner (Harvey’s) and other experts for an evening of all things grain, bread and ale. Includes talk, Q&A, beer tasting, bread and locally made cheese. Tickets from Harvey’s and The Hearth

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September 2017

Meet the Brewer: Downlands Brewery

September 20 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
The Brewers Arms, 91 High Street
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XN United Kingdom
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£10

We are delighted to welcome Downlands Brewery from Small Dole for our annual Meet the Brewer talk and tasting. There will be cask and keg beers to try and nibbles supplied by Richards Butchers. £10, includes two pints, available from the pub.

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Cook the Books ‘Local’ with Author & Critic Andy Lynes

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Lewes Arms, Mount Place
Lewes, BN7 1YH United Kingdom
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Free

Cook the Books returns after a summer break with a 'Special Edition' event for OctoberFeast with food critic Andy Lynes, author of Brighton's Best Cookbook. The theme this month is 'local' - think about ingredients grown or produced nearby; dishes inspired by those you've tried…

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Plumpton Estate Wine Experience with Local Food Pairing

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Pelham Arms, High Street
Lewes, BN7 1XL United Kingdom
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£25

Daniel Bianconi from Plumpton Estate will talk and walk you through the fantastic wines that are produced at Plumpton Estate. These will be paired with local grazing food platters from the likes of Alsop & Walker cheeses, and fish and meats cured and smoked by…

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Fermenting Ideas

September 30 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Subud Centre, 26 Station Street
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DB United Kingdom
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£15

Daphne Lambert in conversation with Anni Townend. Fermenting ideas that cultivate personal & community health and grow greater food resilience, whilst tantalising your tastebuds with globally-inspired fermented foods made using local produce. £15, concessions £7. Tickets from Sue Fleming can be collected by arrangement at…

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October 2017

What Would a Rural, Land and Food Policy for the Many Taste Like?

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Phoenix Centre, 26 Malling Street
Lewes, BN7 2RD United Kingdom
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Free

An open meeting presented by Lewes Labour Party. Speakers include Action in Rural Sussex and the Ecological Land Cooperative. Refreshments and locally-sourced food from 6.30pm. Free event.

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Bluebell Farmhouse Kitchen: A Feast From The Farm

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Road
Arlington, East Sussex BN26 6SH United Kingdom
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£38

Join us for a delicious feast from our farm. Michael Vine, the farmer, will give a short talk about his grass-fed Sussex cattle and the different cuts of meat. Philippa, his wife and cook, will give a short cookery demonstration using seasonal ingredients, all cooked…

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Talk & Tasting – Lee Miller’s Cookbook Preview

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Westgate Chapel, 92A High Street
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XH United Kingdom
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£10

To celebrate the upcoming release of ‘Lee Miller, A Life with Food, Friends & Recipes,’ the author, Lee’s granddaughter Ami Bouhassane, presents this exclusive preview for Lewes OctoberFeast. Lee Miller, model, surrealist, fashion photographer, war correspondent and gourmet cook, did everything wholeheartedly and with imaginative…

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